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Old 02-05-2019, 02:32 AM
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Just wanted to say Nick's posthumous autobiography was an awesome (not to mention funny as hell) read.

Really informative on his early life, drum setup and influences, along with a healthy dose of whacked-out conspiracy theories and (in some cases well-deserved) Mustaine bashing.

He actually says at the end of one of the chapters "I hope I die on my drumset" (got his wish unfortunately).
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Reading all this, I just have to say: I trust what Mustaine says about any particular individual about as far as I could throw him. He's a well-known asshole who probably couldn't even get along with his buddy Jesus if he was his next-door neighbour. We're talking about a guy who, after finding God and all that crap and supposedly "cleaning up," posted a public video excoriating his guitar tech as a "waste of skin and life" and essentially wished he would die. So, you Megadeth fanboys can believe what you will, but I believe Nick Menza was the second greatest drummer that band had, right behind Gar Samuelsson. Saying "well Dave said he wasn't dependable" means jack shit to me because his mouth is provably hit-or-miss.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:14 AM
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We're talking about a guy who, after finding God and all that crap and supposedly "cleaning up," posted a public video excoriating his guitar tech as a "waste of skin and life" and essentially wished he would die.
I was at that gig! Up on the balcony and I clearly saw him look stage left and mouth the words "You're a fking a$$hole- I hate you" to said guitar tech and acted pissed off the rest of the night.

So yeah I'd believe Nick over Dave any day too!
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:29 AM
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I can't seem to find it, but what zildjian cymbals was Nick using during the holy wars period?
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:42 AM
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I can't seem to find it, but what zildjian cymbals was Nick using during the holy wars period?
You mean Rust in peace?
Zildjian K's.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:05 AM
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You mean Rust in peace?
Zildjian K's.

The Rust In Peace Kit:

(2) 24" Noble & Cooley kicks
14" Ludwig Black Beauty Snare (used on 6 or 7 of the tracks)
14" Custom Brass Snare (rest of the tracks )
10", 12", 14", 16", 18" Gretsch Rosewood Toms
24" Zildjian Megabell Ride
(2) 18", (2) 19", (2) 20" Zildjian Z Crashes
15" Zildjian K-Brilliant Hi-hats

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Old 04-09-2019, 06:55 AM
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The Rust In Peace Kit:

(2) 24" Noble & Cooley kicks
14" Ludwig Black Beauty Snare (used on 6 or 7 of the tracks)
14" Custom Brass Snare (rest of the tracks )
10", 12", 14", 16", 18" Gretsch Rosewood Toms
24" Zildjian Megabell Ride
(2) 18", (2) 19", (2) 20" Zildjian Z Crashes
15" Zildjian K-Brilliant Hi-hats

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Interesting stuff- I'd always assumed he used the Yammy's he used for gigs/ videos around that period
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:12 AM
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The Rust In Peace Kit:

(2) 24" Noble & Cooley kicks
14" Ludwig Black Beauty Snare (used on 6 or 7 of the tracks)
14" Custom Brass Snare (rest of the tracks )
10", 12", 14", 16", 18" Gretsch Rosewood Toms
24" Zildjian Megabell Ride
(2) 18", (2) 19", (2) 20" Zildjian Z Crashes
15" Zildjian K-Brilliant Hi-hats

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https://sickdrummermagazine.com/news...ng-the-throne/
Nice! I suspected that he was using something with a strong bell, but I didn't think it was a Mega Bell ride. Rust in Peace has such a strong drum sound overall. I wish that they had documented with video the recording for Rust in Peace. I would like to have seen that.

And come to think of it, I actually liked the drums, and generally how forward they are on the early recordings. All the rides up to Rust sound good to me.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:26 AM
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The Rust In Peace Kit:

(2) 24" Noble & Cooley kicks
14" Ludwig Black Beauty Snare (used on 6 or 7 of the tracks)
14" Custom Brass Snare (rest of the tracks )
10", 12", 14", 16", 18" Gretsch Rosewood Toms
24" Zildjian Megabell Ride
(2) 18", (2) 19", (2) 20" Zildjian Z Crashes
15" Zildjian K-Brilliant Hi-hats

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https://sickdrummermagazine.com/news...ng-the-throne/
Oh, I totally forgot about that article. I remember it was a shock to me because I thought he used Yamaha all the way through studio and live :D
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:15 PM
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Interesting stuff- I'd always assumed he used the Yammy's he used for gigs/ videos around that period
That does explain why I always thought it was a little odd his K's in the video didn't sound like K's.

As for the drums, it's pretty common that when a band/producer hires the Drum Doctor service, they bring in their drums, not just use what the drummer uses.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:17 AM
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While we're on the subject of Nick's kits, I always thought this pic was a bit strange in that I don't think I've ever seen drums with the cymbal brand name (as opposed to the drum brand/ band name) on their bass drums.

Possibly just a promotional shot for Soultone?
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While we're on the subject of Nick's kits, I always thought this pic was a bit strange in that I don't think I've ever seen drums with the cymbal brand name (as opposed to the drum brand/ band name) on their bass drums.

Possibly just a promotional shot for Soultone?
Yeah, that's kinda cheesy. This particular kit set up is the excitement equivalent to a casino or fairground tour. He played uglier kits still in his post Megadeth days.
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While we're on the subject of Nick's kits, I always thought this pic was a bit strange in that I don't think I've ever seen drums with the cymbal brand name (as opposed to the drum brand/ band name) on their bass drums.

Possibly just a promotional shot for Soultone?
Well, he was a Soultone endorser.
Not sure what the deal was with DC drums.

I think he went with Yamaha because Rust in peace record. The fans wanted to see him behind Yamaha more than any other kit. (I'd choose Tama Artstar if you ask me :) )
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:43 PM
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Will there ever be a Nick Menza "Mega Drumming" DVD? I got the impression it was all ready for release.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:42 AM
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Yeah, that's kinda cheesy. This particular kit set up is the excitement equivalent to a casino or fairground tour. He played uglier kits still in his post Megadeth days.
You're not kidding- guess things could be worse! : )

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Well, he was a Soultone endorser.
Not sure what the deal was with DC drums.

I think he went with Yamaha because Rust in peace record. The fans wanted to see him behind Yamaha more than any other kit. (I'd choose Tama Artstar if you ask me :) )
Couldn't agree more (at least he saw the light and went over to Tama by the next album)

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Will there ever be a Nick Menza "Mega Drumming" DVD? I got the impression it was all ready for release.
Can only hope so- he released a few vids of play-through's (mostly drums only) on Youtube before his passing but would be nice to have an official dvd
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:07 AM
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Pretty sure Soultone owns DC Drums
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Pretty sure Soultone owns DC Drums
Yeah, and Nick had a silver and red DC kits as far as I've seen in his videos.
But for the Megadeth fans sake I suppose he went with Yamaha.
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